Nominate someone for an OIE Global Citizen award!

In the spirit of the international goals outlined in Flagship 2030 and of everyone on campus who works toward these goals, the Office of International Education recognizes annually those who represent the best in global citizenship. Our campus’ global education initiatives prepare our students for the opportunities and challenges of an increasingly interdependent world community. It’s critical that we express appreciation for our friends and colleagues who have supported global education through their hard work and effort. Nominating someone for one of the annual OIE Global Citizen Awards is a great way to do this. These awards honor and recognize outstanding contributions to international understanding by members of the CU-Boulder community. Award recipients are honored during a special awards ceremony on November 14, 2012 during International Education Week.

There are three awards:
Campus Global Citizen of the Year 2012
Muneeb Kamal International Student of the Year 2012
Study Abroad Student of the Year 2012

You may know a global citizen in one of these categories who would be an excellent candidate! The following people won the awards last year.

Nii Armah Sowah - Campus Global Citizen of the Year 2011. Nii Armah, Senior Instructor of African Dance/African Music in the Department of Theatre and Dance, is from Ghana and has worked on the CU-Boulder campus since 2000. He has served as a teacher, artist, mentor, community leader and international cultural ambassador.

Kim Man Loh (“Gary” Loh),- Muneeb Kamal International Student of the Year 2011. Kim Man Loh, from Malaysia, served as the Chair of the International Festival Committee and as an adviser of the group for many years. He also took on leadership roles in other international groups and is a friend to many from around the world.

Mindy Bridges – Study Abroad Student of the Year 2011. Mindy participated in a wide variety of international activities in South Africa, Canada and Nicaragua. Here at CU, she worked with the Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration and Creative Governance (3CG). Through her international/domestic experiences, and dedication to understanding other cultures, Mindy has come to exemplify the core values necessary to be considered a true ‘Global Citizen’.

These award recipients, other former recipients, and many members of the CU-Boulder community have contributed to making CU-Boulder a global leader in education. We hope you nominate someone you know! The deadline is 5 p.m., Oct. 5, 2012.

For further information about the awards, names of former recipients, applications, and information on how to nominate someone please visit the Office of International Education Global Citizen Awards webpage: or call (303) 492-7604.

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